Officials close to President Donald Trump might believe White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has taken on "too much," according to a report that included ABC News' Jonathan Karl suggesting Kushner potentially "take a leave of absence."
"There is no adviser closer to the president," Karl told ABC News' "This Week" host Martha Raddatz. "His office opens right into the Oval Office. He has taken on a portfolio bigger than anybody in the west wing. And you hear people now very close to the president openly saying that it is too much. That he now finds himself at the center of this investigation.
"Even if he is ultimately completely cleared, he is at the center of this investigation right now, and you hear people close to the president quietly saying, is it too much and is it time for Jared to take a step back? Maybe even take a leave of absence from the White House."
Karl went on to discuss a long-reported White House shakeup.
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"Trump is looking for, there's a lot talk of, a major shakeup coming," Karl speculated. "We'll see if it does. There's been talk before and he hasn't pulled the trigger, but he has been upset with how things have gone. He has reached out, I know, to people outside of the White House for advice on what he should do: Should he bring more people in, should he move anybody out?
"I think that there will be some form of a shakeup coming. I think that – who knows, like all things, are on the table with Jared Kushner – but the communication shop, whether or not we'll see a Sean Spicer briefing again, I think there are are all open questions right now."
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